John Butler's Contributions

John Butler: All Hell Breaking Loose in Europe; Banking Situation ‘Dire’

Jul 7 – John Butler, Vice President and Head of Wealth Services at GoldMoney, discusses the European banking situation, Brexit, China’s ongoing devaluation of their currency, and how this all plays into his long-term bullish outlook for gold.

John Butler on Gold, Negative Interest Rates, and the Command Economy

Mar 16 – John Butler, VP of Wealth Services at GoldMoney, joins Cris to explain his view of negative interest rates, the costs it imposes on key segments of the economy, as well as GoldMoney and how their savings and payments...

John Butler on the Structure of Currency Revolutions and the New Monetary Order

Oct 13 – Drawing upon Thomas Kuhn's monumental work, "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions," Cris and John discuss his latest article where he argues that the dollar-based monetary order is undergoing a similar process and transition that will lead to...

The Final Crescendo of Cognitive Dollar Dissonance and the Remonetization of Gold

Two years ago, prior to travelling to Sydney to present at the Annual Precious Metals Symposium, I prepared an article for the Gold Standard Institute Journal titled Cognitive Dollar Dissonance: Why a Global De-Leveraging Requires the De-Rating of the Dollar and the Remonetization of Gold...

John Butler on Commodity Collapse, Global Recession, and Financial Linkages

Jul 29 – Cris Sheridan welcomes back John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities in London. John believes the commodity collapse indicates we are slipping into a global recession, as emerging commodity...

John Butler on Excessive Leverage, Shadow Banking, Europe and China

Mar 31 – Cris Sheridan welcomes John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. John explains the battle taking place in Europe, and why Canada served as a blueprint for Europe’s current problems...

The Trojan Horse Battle for the Euro

At a recent conference hosted by a major global bank in London I sat on a panel alongside a macro investment strategist who referred to the euro as a ‘Trojan horse’ intended to force fiscal austerity on...

On Money and Society: An Exclusive Interview With Steve Baker MP

A former RAF aviation engineer and software engineer in the financial sector, Steve Baker has been the Conservative MP for Wycombe, Buckinghamshire since 2010. Recently he was elected by his colleagues to the...

John Butler: Parallels to ’97-’98 Currency Crisis Signal Caution

Jan 13 – Cris Sheridan welcomes John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. In a wide-ranging interview, John and Cris discuss the parallels between market events in 1997-1998...

The Strong Dollar Rests on Pillars of Sand

Recent dollar strength has been a surprise to many but a strong dollar was also a key component of the Asian currency crises of 1997-98. These contributed to sharply lower oil prices, which in turn helped to trigger the 1998 Russian debt default...

As the ‘Sanctions War’ Heats Up, Will Putin Play His Gold Card?

The topic of ‘currency war’ has been bantered about in financial circles since at least the term was first used by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in September 2010. Recently, the currency war has escalated, and a ‘sanctions war’ against Russia has broken out.

Commodity Signals Flashing Red

With few exceptions, commodity prices have fallen sharply in recent months, to their lowest levels in over a year. Relative to stock market indices, broad commodity indices are now at their lowest levels since the late-1990s dotcom boom.

From Bravery to Prosperity: A Six-Year Plan to Make Scotland the Wealthiest Anglosphere Region of All

In this report, I present a plan, inspired by the ‘Scottish Enlightenment’ of the 18th century, that would enable the Scots, probably in less than six years, to become the most prosperous Anglosphere region in the world. It won’t be easy, but then the easy isn’t for the brave.

The Death (or Rebirth?) of Money: An Exclusive Interview With Jim Rickards

The Death of Money, Jim Rickards’ second book, has met with widespread acclaim. In it, Jim refines and develops multiple topics raised in his first book, Currency Wars, as well as adding some intriguing new material regarding the role of intelligence agencies in international financial and monetary affairs.

Stagflation Is, Always and Everywhere, a Keynesian Phenomenon

Although it might seem odd for a school of economics to largely ignore the role of money in the economy, this is indeed the case with traditional Keynesian economics. Declaring in 1963 that, “Inflation is, always and everywhere, a monetary phenomenon,”

John Butler on Geopolitical Flare-ups, the Market, and Commodities

Jun 24 – Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor of Financial Sense, welcomes John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. John and Cris discuss recent geopolitical hot spots, and also the other variables that...

Common Commodity Misconceptions

Commodities are the most basic economic goods, providing essential inputs into progressively more complex goods at advanced stages of production. Yet the economic mainstream generally fails to understand commodities, treating them as distinct from the processes whereby they are created and...

The End of Globalization and the Looming Tech Trade War

Friedrich Hayek was the first Austrian School economist to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Yet Hayek took issue with the characterization of modern economics as a ‘science’ in the conventional sense. This is because the scientific method requires theories to be falsifiable and repeatable under stable conditions.

Don’t Shoot the Speculator!

In that rare moment, when prices soar, it might be tempting to shoot the messenger—blame the speculator—but this is unfair. Sometimes they take big risks. Sometimes they take huge losses or reap huge rewards.

John Butler: China’s Economy Losing Its Competitive Edge

Mar 27 – Jim welcomes back John Butler, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. John and Jim cover a variety of topics including why China is no longer the competitive economy...

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